The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer

Great collection of short stories detailing the round-the-world adventures of a twenty something traveler. From pearl-diving in Thursday Island to fish trading in the Maldives to shipping crates from Calcutta, Eric brings warms stories of his encounters with people he meets along the way. Some of the best stories are Life at the Grand Hotel and Cooking with Madame Zoya. Throughout the stories, there is a constant thread of his penis obsession (banana slugs’ 6-10 inch member, the Thursday Island handshake, helping out at Mother Theresa’s establishment in Calcutta).


auth=Hansen, Eric
pub=2004
sub=Close encounters with strangers
isbn=0375421262